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        The Island, or Christian and His Comrades [bound with] The Author of Junius Discovered in the Person of the Celebrated Earl of Chesterfield, Summary of the Administration of the Indian Government, by the Marquess of Hastings, A View of the Causes and Consequences of the Present War With France

      John Hunt, London 1823 - 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches). pp.94 + 1 (advertisement for Hunt's publications). Bound with 3 other works in half calf over marbled boards, rubbed, lacking label to spine. Dealer's pencil marks to title page. O/w clean and bright. Byron's poem is the second of 4 works bound together here: The Author of Junius Discovered in the Person of the Celebrated Earl of Chesterfield, London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821, pp.124, prelims foxed; Byron, The Island; Summary of the Administration of the Indian Government, by the Marquess of Hastings, London, William Earle, 1824, pp.119; The Honourable Thomas Erskine, A View of the Causes and Consequences of the present War With France, London, J. Debrett, 1797, Eleventh Edition, pp.138, apparently printed on light blue paper. A Very Good copy of the first edition of Byron's poem. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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      - Madrid, 1823. 1ª Farmacopea impresa en España. Imprenta Calle de la Greda por D. Cosme Martínez. Pasta española con tejuelo y dorados en lomera. XIV + 403pp + 2 h., 21x16cm. Guardas en papel de agua. Grabado en frontispicio. Muy buen esstado. ( Casa de Raimundo ) MEDICINA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Raimundo]
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        The Works of Laurence Sterne in Six Volumes

      Samuel Richards, London 1823 - 12mo. Six volumes. Orignial drab boards, green cloth spines, printed paper labels on spine. Labels worn, else a very nice set in representative contemporary bindings. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Mr. Babbage's invention... application of machinery to the purpose of calculating and printing mathematical tables

      1823. <p>[Babbage, Charles.] Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Sessional Papers (1823). Mr. Babbage&#39;s invention. Copies of the correspondence between the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty&#39;s Treasury and the president and council of the Royal Society, relative to an invention of Mr. Babbage. London: House of Commons, 22 May 1823. Disbound. 6 [2]pp. Docket title on verso of last leaf. 337 x 206 mm.</p> <p>Second edition, offprint version. The British government&#39;s reprint of Babbage&#39;s letter to Davy proposing the construction of a Difference Engine. The reprint includes, for the first time, the text of the letters from the Treasury and Royal Society. The government reprint was published both in Volume 15 of the House of Commons&#39; Sessional Papers and as a separate offprint (as above). The two printings can be distinguished by their differing paginations: the Sessional Papers version is paginated 9-16, while the offprint is paginated [1]-6. Van Sinderen 1980, no. 18(n). When we last checked there were no copies of this version cited in OCLC. Origins of Cyberspace 31.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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        Military Journal During the American Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783, Describing Interesting Events and Transactions of This Period, With Numerous Historical Facts and Anecdotes From the Original Manuscript

      Richardson and Lord, Boston 1823 - Beautiful First Edition of Thacher's Military Journal. Includes an Appendix, Containing Biographical Sketches of Several General Officers. Binding Half Morocco Leather with gilt lettering and bands along spine; marbled boards, endpapers and textblock edge. Easily readable copy. "Query who has got the Bullet 1833 CE" inked on p. 127 next to the description of the discovery and execution of a spy. Top edge of dedication page cut, "London" inked near top edge. Rubbed hinges, small chip at head of spine, moderate edge and corner wear. Marbled boards heavily rubbed, marbled textblock edges faded. Moisture discoloration at top of p. 105-113 and p.482-520. Light to moderate age discoloration and foxing throughout. 603pp., including Contents (Index). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clausen Books, RMABA]
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        Memoirs of the History of France during the Reign of Napoleon (Four Volumes-Complete) Dictated by the Emperor at Saint Helena to the Generals who Shared his Captivity; and published from the Original Manuscripts Corrected by Himself

      Henry Colburn & Co and Martin Bossange & Co., London 1823 - Four Volumes, Complete. Quarter bound in later red leather over light brown cloth boards. Volume 1 - dictated to General Gourgaud, xiii, (ii), 408, (3-maps) pp. Illustrated with a fold-out facsimile of Napoleon's rough draft of his letter to the Prince Regent, General Gourgaud's Attestation of its authenticity, and a fair copy of Napoleon's Rough Draft, tables illustrative of the Battle of Marengo, and four fold-out maps; Vol. 2 - dictated to General Gourgaud, viii, 395, (5-maps) pp. Illustrated with fold-out facsimile of a page of the manuscript dictated to General Gourgaud, and four fold-out maps; Vol. 3 - dictated to the Count de Montholon, xiii, 423 pp. Illustrated with a fold-out facsimile of a page of the Manuscript written at St. Helena by General Montholon dictated by Napoleon and corrected with his own hand; Vol. 4 - dictated to the Count de Montholon, viii, 483 pp. Illustrated with fold-out facsimile of Napoleon's hand-written Instructions for the Publication of his Memoirs of the War in Italy. An extremely fine and rare copy. . All four volumes fresh and clean, all pages supple and unmarked. This is an extremely fine copy in a later binding. Extremely rare in this wonderful condition. FINE. . Facsimiles and Maps. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xiii, (ii), 408, (3); pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC]
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      London: Sir Richard Phillips, 1823. First Edition. 8vo, disbound. 112. A very bright, clean and well preserved copy, partially unopened. RARE. A descriptive account of the author&#146;s experiences as a merchant seaman. Includes some vivid passages about a near-catastrophic gale encountered while sailing from Madras to Cuddalore, and observations on Indian and Chinese cultural practices.<br> &#147;The only edition of this description of a visit to New South Wales in 1818 and one of surprisingly few accounts of a voyage on a convict transport. Cramp explains that the "scarcity of employment in England determined me again to try my fortune abroad". He found a place on the convict transport Tottenham, which struck a reef shortly after leaving Woolwich, and then transferred to the Lady Castlereagh, which at 842 tons was the largest convict ship of its time. Although the descriptions of the two Australian colonies are relatively brief, they are well written and give a good idea of Sydney, Newcastle and Hobart as they appeared to a visitor in the latter years of Macquarie"s governorship. Cramp returned by way of India, since Macquarie had chartered the Lady Castlereagh to transport troops there, but he was again unlucky: he was shipwrecked off India. He eventually reached England in 1821.&#148; See Hordern 2007<br> This volume also contains Count de Forbin&#146;s &#147;Recollections of Sicily&#148;, in which the author extolls the picturesque wonders of Palermo, Syracuse, Mount Etna, and Messina.

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        Elia. Essays Which Appeared Under That Signature In The London Magazine WITH The Last Essays Of Elia. Being A Sequel To Essays Published Under That Name

      Taylor and Hessey & Edward Moxon 1823-1833, London - 341 & 283 pages. First edition, first issue; Fleet Street address in Vol. I, and half title Vol.II. A large portion of Lamb's biography can be taken from the Essays. "His subject was humanity at large, but, in himself, he saw its microcosm. Using his own impressions and recollections as a text for his work, he wrote without a trace of egotism or self-assertion."[see: CHEL p.195]. ASHLEY III, pp.50, 53. GROLIER English 74. Both volumes lack adverts. Exceptional copies, double gilt cover border panels, raised bands, spine panels decorated with gilt floral motifs, elaborate inner dentelles, blue watered silk endpapers. Full late nineteenth century red morocco gilt. Aeg. Fine in fine matching red cloth slipcase. 2 vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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      Taylor & Hessey/Edward Moxon 1823/1833, London - Two volumes bound by Tout & Sons in 3/4 blue morocco leather with gilt-decorated spines with five raised bands, marbled boards, top edge gilt. Second Issue of ELIA and First English Edition of LAST ESSAYS. Bound with half titles but without ads in the first volume. About Fine and attractively bound [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        To His Most Excellent Majesty King George the Fourth This Monument of Art Is, By Permission, Most Respectfully Dedicated By His Majesty&#39;s Dutiful, Obedient Servant & Subject John Whittaker

      London: John Whittaker, 1823. A masterful engraving commemorating the coronation of King George the Fourth "The Ceremonial of the Coronation of His Most Sacred Majesty King George the Fourth" was a sumptuously produced series of engravings by James and Francis Stephanoff under the supervision of John Whittaker portraying the principal participants in that coronation. The coronation itself was the most expensive ever financed by the British people. The Prince of Wales was actively involved in every aspect of the ceremony, including the costumes which derived from Elizabethan and Jacobean times. Of particular interest in this plate is St. Edward&#39;s crown held on a cushion in the gloved hands of the Dean of Westminster, John Ireland. The crown, made of gold and silver, is composed of four half arches that join and are surmounted by a cross. The whole was adorned with 1,213 diamonds, which were hired for the coronation but which were returned in 1823 when Parliament refused to buy them. St. Edward&#39;s crown is now adorned, of course, with the Crown Jewels, which give it quite a different character. The Coronation signalled the very different role George played as King in the cultural life of England, in contrast to previous kings and queens, particularly the Hanoverians. With his expansions of Buckingham House and Carlton House, and the Royal Art Collection, as well as his creation of Brighton Pavilion and the National Portrait Gallery, the great growth of the Royal Collections. All these were expensive, but were projects and acquisitions befitting a nation that had become an empire. John Whittaker&#39;s "Ceremonial" was published in 1823. There were 43 sets. The titles on all the plates were printed in gold, using a technique Whittaker had devised to print an edition of the Magna Carta in 1815. The illustrations were by James and Francis Stephanoff, and engraved (using aquatint and mezzotint) by S. W. Reynolds, William Bennett and others. All were color printed and hand-painted, many with rich, gold embellishment. The elaborate gold printed calligraphy is surmounted with a beautiful insignia comprised of St. Edward&#39;s Crown, various other Regalia, including the three Swords of State, the three ostrich feathers, heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales, and ribbons with the motto of the Prince of Wales: Ich Dien (I Serve) and the motto of the King of Great Britain: Dieu et Mon Droit, all exquisitely tooled. Martin Hardie, 69-71; the Royal Collection website; "Coronation of George IV" georgianindex. Hand-coloured aquatint and gold printed engraving on vellum.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      Valpy,, Londini 1823 - (Codice AN2016) In 8° 4 volumi, XXVI-596, 464, 600, 288-CLXXXIII pp. Pregevole e stimata edizione (2a accresciuta) con prefazione, note e varie dissertazioni in latino di Gabriel Brotier. Nitida e fresca impressione con eleganti caratteri tipografici. Una tavola genealogica ripiegata al quarto volume e dettagliatissimo indice analitico. Antica dedica a una sguardia bianca, lievi ingialliture. Bellissime legature piena pelle coeva, cornici oro ai piatti, nervetti e scomparti ornati, titoli oro, dentelle, sguardie e 3 tagli d'ogni volume, finemente marmorizzati "a pettine". Etichetta Premio in pelle, cornice e caratteri oro, ad allievo meritevole (1841). Magnifico esemplare. Euro 490 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        NUOVA RACCOLTA DI CINQUANTA COSTUMI DE' CONTORNI DI ROMA compresi diversi fatti di briganti disegnati ed incisi all'acqua forte. cominciati l'anno 1819 compiti nel 1822. Roma, Presso Gio. Scudellari., 1823.

      - Buona ril. coeva in cart. marezz., dorso e ang. in mz. pelle, titolo e motivi in oro al dorso, cm 28x41, 50 tavv inc. Qualche lieve fiorit. esterna al campo inciso, trascurabili tracce d'uso esterne, peraltro esemplare decisamente buono. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        Nuova Raccolta di Cinquinta Costumi DE CONTORNI DI ROMA

      presso Gio, scudellari via Condotti, Roma 1823 - Nuova Raccolta di Cinquinta Costumi DE CONTORNI DI ROMA Compresi Diversi Fatti di Brignati - disegnati ed incisi All'acuqa Forte da Bartoloméo PINELLI cominciati L'anno 1819. Compiti nel 1822 Grand ouvrage oblong broché (43 cm x 29 cm) couverture muette papier vert, 50 planches, presso Gio, scudellari via Condotti, Roma 1823 50 planches hors-texte, gravées à l'eau-forte état moyen (mouillures qui affectent les 10 premières planches, [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Liseronsblancs]
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        The WORLD In MINIATURE. AUSTRIA, Containing a Description of the Manners, Customs, Character, and Costumes of the People of that Empire. Illustrated by Thirty-Two Coloured Engravings. In Two Volumes.

      Printed for R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, Strand. [1823], London: - 32 hand-colored engravings (9 in Volume I, 23 in Volume II). A Very Good set in the quite rare original boards. Original publisher's light blue glazed paper boards, with printed paper title labels 12mo, signed in 6s. 6-14" x 3-3/4". 1st edition. 2 volumes ([2], xii, 161, [1], 18; [2], 200 pp). Volume I with tipped-in slip noting imminent publication [1st of June, 1823] of the Eighth Division [China], followed by advert leaf for the series and, after the text, concludes with an18 page publisher catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WORLD IN MINIATURE; THE NETHERLANDS; Containing a Description of the Character, Manners, Habits, and Costumes of the Inhabitants of the Late Seven United Provinces, Flanders, and Brabant

      London R. Ackermann [1823] - First edition. Illustrated with eighteen hand colored engraved plates. 12mo, half cloth over boards, paper label, untrimmed pages, housed in a morocco-backed clam-shell box. ix, 241. A very fine copy, with early ownership inscription and the ex-libris of Estelle Doheny. With fine and clear impressions and colouring. Very scarce in the original boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY NEWCOME IN THE NAVY. A Poem, in four cantos, with notes. The Third Edition

      Published for the Author. London. 1823. THIRD EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.3 x 6.2 inches). Finely illustrated with 20 full page hand coloured aquatints. Occasional areas of light spotting but generally a bright and clean copy throughout. Late 19th century fine leather binding, by Root and Son, of full tan calf. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Two burgundy and one green labels, lettered and ruled in gilt. One small area of loss from the title label but not affecting the lettering or gilt border. Compartments double ruled and decorated in gilt. Gilt triple ruled border on both boards with floral corner pieces. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Some light rubbing to the edges and corners but still a very good attractive copy of this beautiful book.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Handbuch der Wechsel- und der Wechsel-Arbitragen-Rechnungen, für Bankiere, Kaufleute und Contoristen. Enthält 2115 Original-Wechsel- und Wechsel-Arbitragen-Aufsätze, und erklärt die dazu erforderlichen Curs-Zettel. Bearbeitet, und zum bequemen Gebrauche alphabetisch geordnet, von Johann Wenzel Suchanek, Prager bürgerlichem Kauf- und Handelsmanne, und mit Erläuterungen begleitet von Johann Michael Leuchs.

      Im Verlag des Contors der Handlungs-Zeitung., Nürnberg. 1823 - Nürnberg. Im Verlag des Contors der Handlungs-Zeitung. 1823. 8°. XX, 524 S. Pappband der Zeit mit Papierrückenschild. Erste Ausgabe. - Stockfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Pappband der Zeit mit Papierrückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Saggio intorno alla scultura dei greci.

      tip. di Giulio Ferrario,, Milano, 1823 - Cm. 38, pp. (8) 33 (3). Con una figura al centr del frontespizio e 5 belle tavole all'acquatinta fuori testo (tra cui l'antiporta in fine coloritura coeva). Legatura orig. in cart. rigido azzurro decorato. Qualche segno d'uso alla legatura ed una traccia d'antica umidità ad una porzione del piatto anteriore. Esemplare peraltro genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Edizione originale ed unica, pubblicata in soli 30 esemplari. La trattazione dell'opera è dedicata alla scultura presso i greci. Raro. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        A TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF THE CHEST, in which they are described according to their Anatomical Characters

      Philadelphia: James Webster. Recent professional re-bind in full calf with morocco label. 1823. hb. Small 8vo, pp. viii, 319. This is the first American edition. All eight copper plate engravings are present and in very good condition. . The title continues: "...and their Diagnosis Established on a new Principle by means of Acoustick Instruments. With Plates." Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec (1781-1826) is, according to G&M #3219, "...remembered for his invention of the stethoscope and for his book on auscultation ("De L&#39;auscultation mediate", first published in Paris, 1819, see G&M #2673). Garrison considers the latter as the foundation stone of modern knowledge of diseases of the chest. Laennec died of tuberculosis. This book is divided into two parts: Pathology and Diagnosis, followed by an Appendix, Notes, and Explanation of the Plates. The craftsmanship of the binder in re-binding this scarce title, from the original shabby, and well-worn boards, is impressive. The spine is in compartments, bordered by gilt rules, and with the author&#39;s name and the title of the book stamped in gilt on a morocco spine label. The binder has created new complimentary marbled endpapers. The contents show occasional foxing, and slight age-toning. Overall, a most handsome book in a fine presentation. .

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        and Library of the Useful Arts A new edition enlarged London, F C & J Rivington, 1821 Mit 74 Holzstichtafeln, mit Berufsdarstellungen VIII, 374 S Ldr d Zt mit sparsamen Goldlinien und dunkelrotem Rückenschild; Vorderdeckel mit blingeprägtem Bibliotheksvermerk; hinteres Gelenk oben etwas aufgeplatzt

      - Mit schönen Darstellungen von Apotheker, Bäcker, Brauer, Buchdrucker, Buchbinder, Buchhändler, Chemiker, Dreher, Friseur, Glasbläser, Gärtner, Juwelier, Kaufmann, Optiker, Papiermacher, Schmied, Schneider, Schuster, Tischler, Töpfer, Uhrmacher, Wagner. Wie in allen uns bekannten Vergleichsexemplaren sind die Beiträge Attorney, Destiller, Gun-maker, Looking-glass-maker und Needle-maker nicht illustriert, dagegen gibt es eine Tafel "Waterman" (Bootsführer) ohne zugehörenden Text. - Leicht braunfleckig. Vortitel, Titel u. Frontispiz rückseitig mit handschriftl., 1823 datiertem Eintrag einer Lucy Shaw. Insgesamt hübsches Exemplar.

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        The Beauties of Cambria.

      London 1823 - Consisting of Sixty Views in North and South Wales; Each accompanied by a page of letter-press. In contemporary half leather with marbled boards, worn a little, corners and edges a little worn and bumped, title and tooling in gilt to black leather label, gilt tooling to leather edges. Spine has been relaid, keeping most of the old, lots of gilt tooling, edges have a little leather loss and are worn. Internally there is a small bookseller label and a bookplate to fep, title page has an ink name & inscription to head, dedication sheet, 3 pp list of subscribers, contents page followed by the B&W plates, light foxing to plate edges, 1 plate has red ink mark to extreme edge of margin, not paginated. Hughes, painter and engraver, was born at Pwll-y-gwichiad, near Llandudno. He was the son of Thomas Hughes and his wife, Jane Williams, and was baptized at Llandudno on 20 February 1790. His earliest known example of his work is a portrait (dated 1812) of the Revd John Evans (1723¿1817) of Bala, Merioneth, which was engraved in the Drysorfa (vol. 3). Between 1819 and 1822 he worked at Meddiant Farm on a volume of wood-engravings entitled Beauties of Cambria (1823) which was published by subscription and which became his best-known work. All the views were engraved by himself, fifty-eight from his own drawings. His engraving style has been compared to that of Thomas Bewick. His treatment of natural objects was realistic, minute, and laborious, and his foliage always graceful. Four of these ¿singularly beautiful wood engravings¿ are reproduced in Chatto (Chatto, 538¿40). See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        QUENTIN DURWARD - 3 Volumes

      Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Co., London 1823 - Three volumes; size of the bindings: 5 in. x 8 in. Vol. I: [4], lxiii, [1]-273 pp. with imprint at the bottom of page 273; Vol. II: [4], [1]-331 pp. with imprint at the bottom of page 331; Vol. III: [4], [1]-360 pp. with imprint on p. 360. All three volumes have their half-titles and second half-titles. Bound in full, dark brown morocco leather by Zaehnsdorf, with their gilt stamp on the lower front inner turn-in, five raised bands on the spine, with gilt titling, double-line borders, and richly gilt inner dentelles, brown watered silk endpapers, top-edge gilt. The fore and lower edges of the book have not been trimmed in binding. Fading to the spines and cover margins. A few scattered tan spots to some pages. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio-based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the reverse of the front free endpapers. Weight 3.5 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Autograph letter signed, discussing the problem of small bank notes issued by country bankers, to Thomas Joplin [?]

      Autograph letter signed, discussing the problem of small bank notes issued by country bankers, to Thomas Joplin [?] London 10 July 1822Quarto, 18.6 x 22.5cm, leaf edges gilt, 1 page in ink, preserved in a green cloth slip case. UnpublishedDavid Ricardo replies to a correspondent who had written to him about the practice of country bankers in relation to small bank notes. Ricardo writes that his correspondent?s suggestions come too late, as the small note bill had been passed by the Commons but that he would pass them on to a member of the Lords who is interested in this subject. Ricardo states that no one is obliged to take notes from country banks if they object to the conditions of issue and that in this case this would lead to them being driven out of circulation and being substituted for coin.In Ricardo?s Plan for a National Bank [written in 1823 and published in 1824 after his death] in his 14th regulation he supported the idea that £1 notes should be "issued and shall be given to any one requiring them in exchange for notes of a larger amount, if the person prefer such notes to coin. This regulation to continue in force only for one year, as far as regards London, but to be a permanent one in all the country districts". From recent research by Professor Christophe Depoortere of the University of Paris he believes this letter was addressed to Thomas Joplin [1790?-1847], an English timber merchant and banker. Professor Depoortere writes "If I am right, this means you are in possession of the only known letter of Ricardo to Joplin..."1) Historical evidencesRicardo starts his letter by "Sir" and finishes by "yr.obed. serv.". Those formal introduction and ending are quite cold and rather unusual in Ricardo?s correspondence. Indeed, when he his acquainted with his correspondent, Ricardo usually starts by "Dear Sir", "My dear Sir" or "My dear Malthus, My dear Trower..." There is actually only two correspondents in volume IX of Ricardo?s Works which start by "Sir" only: the first one is to Foster, Peter le Neve (letter 489), the second one to John Wheatley (letter 457). In both cases, Ricardo was not well acquainted with his correspondent.The researches I have made on the relationship between Ricardo and Joplin lead me to think that Ricardo and Joplin got acquainted with each other in 1822 but not earlier and your letter could be Ricardo?s answer to the first (or one of the first) letter addressed to him by Joplin.In February 1822, Joplin published a pamphlet: An Essay on the General Principles and Present Practice of Banking in England and Scotland, with Observations upon the Justice and Policy of an Immediate Alteration in the Character of the Bank of England, and the Measures to be pursued in order to effect it calling upon the inhabitants of Newcastle upon Tyne to form a Join Stock Bank (Joplin 1832:1). This pamphlet made a great impression in Newcastle, but though Joplin?s efforts, it founded no support in Parliament (Joplin 1823:v). Then, he undertook to write his Outlines of a System of Political Economy written with a view to prove to Government and the Country that the Cause of the present agricultural Distress is entirely artificial; and to suggest a Plan for the Management of the Currency that he projected to publish before the next session of Parliament (Joplin 1823 xvi). This book seems to have been published during the first quarter of 1823 (O?Brien 1993:38, n5 says in early march 1823). Then, wrote Joplin, he "applied, [...] to the late Mr. Ricardo[1] with whom I had previously become acquainted, and proposed to him, as a question peculiarly to his own, to bring the plan forward in Parliament [...] My plan merely gave a more practical turn to his views on the subject. He had not, however it appeared, lost sight of it for a moment: for after his death [on 11 September 1823], which took place in less than six or eight months, a pamphlet was published by his friends, written by him in the mean time, entitled A Plan for a national Bank "(Joplin 1832:179)[2]. Joplin then condensed the propositions of his book in the form of a petition that was presented on 2 June 1823 to the House of Commons (O?Brien1993:15). However, "with the exception, therefore, of a speech from him [Mr. Curwen who undertook to present the petition and made a speech upon it] which was neither heard nor reported, and two or three words from Mr. Ricardo, it met the general fate of petitions" (Joplin 1832:190).Joplin probably got acquainted with Ricardo in May or June 1822 (Ricardo left for his tour on the continent on 12 July 1822). Indeed, "during the dependance of the question [the renewal of the bank Charter (30 May 1822)], the author [Joplin] was in London for a couple of months" and he seems that he was looking for some support in parliament. He had "an interview with Huskisson on the Bank subject" and he wrote him a letter entitled: A few consecutive Propositions in Political Economy, which are capable of Proofs (1823:xvi) to which Huskisson answered on 6th July 1822. It is possible that he also met Ricardo during his stay in London and that he wrote to him at the same period for Ricardo?s answer to an "unidentified correspondent" is dated 10 July 1822. [1] In this respect, the copy of Joplin?s Outlines (in which his Plan is included) that can be found on Google books: is very interesting. Indeed, the first page of this copy bears the following autograph writing: "To David Ricardo Esq. Etc. with the author?s most respectful compliments". Then, it seems that this copy was the one Joplin sent to Ricardo.[2] Joplin wrote in: "This plan has generally received the approbation of those who understood it. It was first published in 1823, in a work of mine, entitled, Outlines of a System of Political Economy, and was submitted to Mr Ricardo> who I was desirous should bring it forward. This he proposed to do, with improvements of his own; and the plan for a National Bank, published since his death, contains the plan with his improvements upon it. But Mr Ricardo did not understand the principles of our country bank circulation, as his alterations will shew." (Joplin 1826:74) Joplin considered that Ricardo?s Plan directly inspired from his own, but on this point, he appears to be wrong.

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        A New American Atlas containing Maps of the Several States of the North American Union, projected and drawn on a uniform scale from documents found in public offices of the United States and State Governments, and other original and authentic information by Henry S. Tanner

      H.S. Tanner, Philadelphia 1823 - Expertly bound to style in half-calf over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine gilt and divided into seven compartments by fillets and roll tools, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers A fine copy of the first collected edition of "the most distinguished atlas published in the United States during the engraving period" (Ristow). Tanner's New American Atlas contained the most accomplished series of maps of America that had yet appeared in an atlas. Of the greatest importance were the maps of American states. These maps were drawn up using a careful combination of original surveys and the best existing published sources. The evident high cost of production meant that the publishers took the decision to issue the maps in five separate parts which were published from 1819 to 1823. A second revised edition appeared in 1825. The maps, all of which are carefully hand-coloured, include a double-page world map, 4 double-page maps of continents, a map of South America on two joined sheets (numbered 6 and 7 in the index), a map of North America on 4 joined sheets (numbered 8 -11) and 11 double-page maps of the various States. The very large map of North America is of particular beauty and note. Wheat writes: "This map was a landmark - a great cartographical achievement . Tanner made good use of a large number of intervening map, those of interest here being Humboldt's 'New Spain,' Pike's various maps, Long's map, and Pedro Walker's 'Map of New California' . This 1822 map of North America was the progenitor of a long line of famous maps" (Wheat, II: pp. 82-87). Contemporary reviews of the atlas were favourable: the New American Atlas "is decidedly one of the most splendid works of the kind ever executed in this country" (United States Gazette, September 1823). Never "has either America or Europe, produced a geographical description of the several States of the Union, so honorable to the Arts, and so creditable to the nation as Tanner's American Atlas." (National Advocate 25 August 1824). Perhaps the most enthusiastic report came from the scholar Jared Sparks who wrote in the April 1824 issue of the North American Review that "as an American Atlas, we believe Mr. Tanner's work to hold a rank far above any other, which has been published." Howes T29; Phillips 1376; cf. Ristow American Maps and Map Makers pp. 154 &193-198; Rumsey 2892; Sabin 94319; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 350. (23 7/8 x 16 5/8 inches). Letterpress half-title, 1p. index and 18pp. text. Engraved title with vignette of the "First Landing of Columbus in the New World", 18 fine hand-coloured engraved maps (16 double-page, 2 folding). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Welsh and English Dictionary

      nbsp;Caerfyrddin [Carmarthen] - Evan Jones, 1823 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A useful little Welsh-English dictionary. Gwedi ei gorpholi yn ofalus o&#39;r geiriadurau mwyaf cynnwysfawr a chymmeradwy: Ac wedi ei fwriadufel Llogel-gydymaith I&#39;r ieuenctyd ymofyngarThe Welsh language enjoyed a boost in the 19th century with the publication of some of the first complete and concise Welsh dictionaries. Early work by Welsh lexicographic pioneers such as Daniel Silvan Evans ensured that the language was documented as accurately as possible. Modern dictionaries such as the Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (the University of Wales Dictionary), are direct descendants of these dictionaries. The influx of English workers during the Industrial Revolution in Wales from about 1800 led to a substantial dilution of the Welsh-speaking population of Wales. English migrants seldom learnt Welsh and their Welsh colleagues tended to speak English in mixed WelshEnglish contexts. So bilingualism became almost universal. With attractive bookplate to front pastedown of the library of St Augustine&#39;s Abbey, Ramsgate. Various copperplate inscriptions of Davidand Daniel Jones, dated between 1823 and 1833. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, somewhat rubbed with cracking to front joint. Institutional markings to spine. Internally, both free endpapers and a further front blank are detached but present. Otherwise firmly bound. Institutional ink stamp to front free endpaper and label to front pastedown. Two small spill-burns to text block edge, occasionally encroaching on margins slightly, thoughnot affecting text. Generally bright and clean except for endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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      London Sir Richard Phillips 1823 - First Edition. 8vo, disbound. 112. A very bright, clean and well preserved copy, partially unopened. RARE. A descriptive account of the author&#146;s experiences as a merchant seaman. Includes some vivid passages about a near-catastrophic gale encountered while sailing from Madras to Cuddalore, and observations on Indian and Chinese cultural practices. "The only edition of this description of a visit to New South Wales in 1818 and one of surprisingly few accounts of a voyage on a convict transport. Cramp explains that the "scarcity of employment in England determined me again to try my fortune abroad". He found a place on the convict transport Tottenham, which struck a reef shortly after leaving Woolwich, and then transferred to the Lady Castlereagh, which at 842 tons was the largest convict ship of its time. Although the descriptions of the two Australian colonies are relatively brief, they are well written and give a good idea of Sydney, Newcastle and Hobart as they appeared to a visitor in the latter years of Macquarie"s governorship. Cramp returned by way of India, since Macquarie had chartered the Lady Castlereagh to transport troops there, but he was again unlucky: he was shipwrecked off India. He eventually reached England in 1821." See Hordern 2007 This volume also contains Count de Forbin&#146;s "Recollections of Sicily", in which the author extolls the picturesque wonders of Palermo, Syracuse, Mount Etna, and Messina. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Planisphere Comprenant les nouvelles decouvertes et les trois voyages de Cook

      Basset, Md, Paris 1823 - Size : 352x427 (mm), 13.875x16.75 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Oeuvres du Comte de Tressan, précédées d&#146;une notice sur sa vie et ses ouvrages, par M. Campenon, de l&#146;Académie Française. Édition revue, corrigée, et accompagnéè de notes. Ornée de gravures d&#146;apres les dessins de M. Colin.

      Paris, Nepveu, Aimé André, M DCCC XX III (1823-1822) - 10 volumi in-8°. Elegante legatura in mezza pelle rossa con angoli; fregi e titolo in oro sul dorso: &#140;uvres de Tressan. Ex libris Pierre Berès. Il nono volume ha delle pagine ancora intonse. Incisioni in tre stati. Ottimo esemplare, rare e pallide fioriture. Cette édition ornée de 13 planches dont un portrait, et un fac-simile, est la plus complète et de beaucoup la plus belle que l&#146;on ait de cet auteur agréable (Brunet, IV, p. 384; cf. anche Graesse, VI, p. 195). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres du comte de Tressan.

      Nepveu |& Aimé-André 1823 - - Nepveu & Aimé-André, Paris 1823, 10 tomes en 10 Vol. in 8 (13x21,5cm), 10 volumes reliés. - Edition originale collective la plus complète parue jusqu'à ce jour et illustrée d'un frontispice ainsi que de 11 figures. Plein veau glacé olive d'époque. Dos lisses éclaircis ornés de fers dorés, frises dorées en têtes et en pieds. Pièces de titre et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes. Dentelle d'encadrement et filet dorés sur les plats. Certains coins légèrement émoussés sans gravité, Une coiffe élimée. Rares rousseurs éparses. Bel exemplaire établi dans une élégante reliure de l'époque. Le Comte de Tressan (mort en 1783) a largement contribué à la redécouverte de la littérature médiévale par ses adaptations littéraires, et surtout dans le goût du public, préparant ainsi deux grands courants majeurs, celui de la littérature Gothique puis de la littérature Romantique et de son goût invétéré pour le Moyen âge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Points of Humour

      London: Published by C. Baldwyn, 1823-1824. First edition, Second issue, with the second part having the last line on p.5 ending with the words "ran out" not "and did". 8vo. Illustrated by the Designs of George Cruikshank. 20 etched full-page plates (ten in each part) and twenty woodcut vignettes in the text (8 in the first part and 12 in the second part) ALL ON INDIA PAPER. [Part I-II]. vi, [7]- 56; v,[i], [1]-47, [1] pp. Full crimson morocco, t.e.g., by Taffin, minor rubbing, else fine

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        Carte de la Terre de Van Diemen dressee par G.W. Evans arpenteur general d'Hobart-Town 1822.

      Paris: 1823 - Scarce & early map of Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania. The French edition of this scarce map, also published in a notoriously scarce English edition in 1822. Evans was the surveyor general at the time, and his map is considered the finest of the early post-settlement maps of Van Diemen's Land and the first survey map of the island. Besides the coast, the only inland detail is along the route from Hobart to Launceston, including the outline of land grants. Copper engraved, 45.5 x 57.5 cm plus margins, original folds, some offsetting. Printed on laid paper, watermarked B (heart symbol) R. The lower margin has a damp mark & a small chip, both outside the impression mark. A very nice copy of an extremely scarce map. Tooley p. 204, p. 316, no. 210.

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        Series Containing Forty-Four Engravings In Colours of Fashionable Furniture, A;

      London: Published by R. Ackermann, 1823. - The Extremely Scarce Second Series[ACKERMANN, Rudolph]. A Series Containing Forty-Four Engravings In Colours of Fashionable Furniture. London: R. Ackermann, 1823. First edition. Small quarto. [2], 52, 4, [as adverts.] pp. Forty-four hand-colored line, stipple or aquatint engraved plates, watermarked 1821-22, each printed with caption-title, imprinted "Ackermann's Repository of Arts" and dated to a month in 1822.Publisher's quarter crimson roan over drab boards, original printed pale green paper title label ("Upholsterer's and Cabinet-Maker's Repository"), gilt rules to spine. Roan and boards a little worn at extremities, internally clean. An remarkable copy of a very rare Ackermann title. Housed in an early twentieth-century red cloth clamshell case. No copies have appeared at auction since ABPC began indexing results in 1923. OCLC records only six copies in institutional holdings worldwide.A selection of plates and notes taken from Ackermann's Repository of Arts, and second in a series: Abbey records an Ackermann title, Upholsterer's and Cabinet-Maker's Repository, c. 1830, with seventy-six plates dated 1809-1815 but watermarked 1827-30. "Upholsterer's and Cabinet-Maker's Repository" appears on the title-label to the volume under notice but not the title-page. In the Preface to this copy it is written, "The Publisher. trusts with confidence that they will prove equally interesting with the First Series, containing seventy-six Designs, which has sometime been before the pubic." Thus the Preface to this, the Second Series, belies Abbey who does not note this Second Series and mis-dates the First Series. Cf. Abbey, Life, 1. Not in Tooley, Hardie, or Prideaux. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Udine pei fratelli Mattiuzzi nella tipografia Pecile , 1823-1828 Quattro volumi in 4° Pagine 1 bianca + antiporta incisa con Dante alla grotta del Tolmino incisa da Federico Lose + 38 non numerate + 330 + 268 + VII + 324 + LI + 790 Ottima legatura moderna in mezza pergamena con angoli e nervi al dorso. Titoli oro ai dorsi su tassello. Piatti Marmorizzati. Ottimo esemplare a pieni margini ed in barbe. Ex Libris di antica biblioteca privata estinta. L'edizione curata da Quirico Viviani contiene le Tre Cantiche nei primi due volumi; nel terzo (diviso in due parti) si trovano il "Ragionamento sopra Dante" di Francesco Torti, "Il secolo di Dante" di Francesco Arrivabene, il "Dizionario etimologico dantesco" e gli indici. Cfr. Mambelli p.87 N°136. De Batines I p.157. Gamba p.87 N°136 (Vi sono esemplari in forma di 4° e impresse in diverse carte di lusso). Graesse II p.331. Brunet II col 508. Nel mezzo del cammin....A Dante journey trough 700 years of text and images Brussels Bibliotheca Wittockiana 2003 N°93 "The first edition from Udine, basing itself on the fourteenth-century Codice Bartoliniano. As always happened when a new mauscript was discovered, scholars and critics were divided as to its authority, and the value of the Codice was much disputed. In similar manner to the myths of Napoleon in France, appearances of Dante in places he never visited were dreamed up. The publisher here credited the poet with a journey to Friuli and at the beginning of the text inserted an engravingn which shows Dante in the cave of Tolmino".

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        New Ideas on Population: With Remarks on the Theories of Malthus and Godwin

      Boston: Oliver Everett. 1823. First. First edition. Original cloth and paper covered boards with printed title label. A crack on the front board, an old label and stamps from a financial library, else a very good copy. An important American response to Malthus and Godwin. At the time of publication Alexander Hall Everett was the American charge d&#39;affaires to The Hague. .

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        An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. A New Edition, Corrected by the Author. Two Volumes

      London: Printed for E. Wilson [and] W. Pickering [etc.], 1823. Original gray boards, joints frayed and the spines chipped, else a very good, unsophisticated and untrimmed set; with the frontispiece Bentham&#39;s pioneering study of crime and punishment and of utilitarianism, "remain[ing] the most famous of his works" (in H.L.A. Hart&#39;s words) and the only part of Bentham&#39;s early major works to be published in his lifetime in the form he gave it

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        Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of Cryptogamic Plants, belonging chiefly to the Order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English Botany

      Edinburgh and London: Maclachan & Stewart and Baldwin, Cradock & Joy. 1823-1826.. First edition. Six volumes. Crown 8vo. 360 coloured plates engraved by William Millere after drawings by the author. Not conventionally paginated, but each example is numbered (60 in each volume); the coloured plate (with facing guard) is followed by a 2pp descriptive text; each volume has a systematic and alphabetical index. Contemporary dark green half morocco and marbled paper sides; raised bands, gilt rules and titles on the spine; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The extremities a trifle rubbed, a little foxing to the first and last couple of leaves in each volume. A very good clean set. Robert Kaye Greville (1794&#8211;1866) was an English mycologist, bryologist and botanist, and an accomplished artist and illustrator of natural history. In addition to art and science he was interested in causes like abolitionism, capital punishment, Sabbath observance and the temperance movement. There is a mountain in Queensland named for him. .

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        Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery; including Researches and Discoveries on the eastern Coast of West Greenland, made in the summer of 1822, in the ship Baffin of Liverpool,

      - First Edition, xliii, 472pp., octavo, complete with half-title. 2 folding engraved maps and 6 engraved plates (2 extending) with several wood-engraved textual illustrations. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered direct with gilt rules, marbled boards, some offsetting from plates on adjacent text but an excellent attractive copy, Edinburgh: Printed For Archibald Constable And Co., Edinburgh & Hurst, Robinson & Co., London, 1823. FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST. * William Scoresby (1789 -1857), Arctic explorer and scientist. His father, William Scoresby (1760-1829), made a fortune in the Arctic whale fishery. The son made his first voyage with his father at the age of eleven, and later accompanied him as chief officer of the whaler Resolution when on 25 May 1806, he succeeded in reaching 81°30' N. lat. (19° E. long), for twenty-one years the highest northern latitude attained in the eastern hemisphere. During the following winter, Scoresby attended the natural philosophy and chemistry classes at Edinburgh University, and again in 1809. In his voyage of 1807, Scoresby began the study of the meteorology and natural history of the polar regions. Earlier results included his original observations on snow and crystals; and in 1809 Robert Jameson brought certain Arctic papers of his before the Wernerian Society of Edinburgh, which at once elected him to its membership. In 1811, Scoresby's father resigned to him the command of the Resolution. In his voyage of 1813, he established for the first time the fact that the polar ocean has a warmer temperature at considerable depths than it has on the surface, and each subsequent voyage in search of whales found him no less eager of fresh additions to scientific knowledge. His letters of this period to Sir Joseph Banks, whose acquaintance he had made a few years earlier, no doubt gave the first impulse to the search for the North-West Passage which followed. In 1819, Scoresby gained election as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and about the same time communicated a paper to the Royal Society of London: "On the Anomaly in the Variation of the Magnetic Needle". In his voyage of 1822 to Greenland, Scoresby surveyed and charted with remarkable accuracy 400 miles of the east coast, between 69° 30' and 72° 30', thus contributing to the first real and important geographic knowledge of East Greenland. His Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale Fishery, including Researches and Discoveries on the Eastern Coast of Greenland was published in 1823. This work is an account of his 1822 voyage, which combined several weeks whaling with the exploration of the Scoresby Sound region (on this voyage Scoresby named Scoresby land and Scoresby Sound) and approximately 800 miles of the East Greenland coast, searching for Esquimaux settlements and making scientific observations. He describes ice and weather conditions, optical phenomena, and ruins of Esquimaux dwellings and their burial places. Appended is a list of rock specimens by W.Jameson, an annotated list of 45 species of plants by Sir W. J. Hooker, a list of animals, a meteorological table and extracts from the journals of two other whalers. Arctic Bib. 15614. Hill p. 270. National Maritime Museum Cat. I 834. Sabin 78171.

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        An English frigate amidst much activity in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius erupting beyond

      1823 - John Thomas Serres (1759-1825) An English frigate amidst much activity in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius erupting beyond Oil on canvas Canvas size: 32&#148; x 48&#148; Frame size: 36&#148; x 52&#148; Signed and dated (on center boat): T. Serres/ 1823 J.T. Serres was born in London in 1759 and was the eldest son of Dominic Serres, the Elder, RA (1722-1793). He was also considerably influenced in his marine work by the landscape and theatrical painter Philippe de Loutherbourg (1740-1812). Serres first exhibited at the Royal Academy at the age of seventeen. Serres was in France to witness the fall of the Bastille in July 1789 and traveled to Italy with letters of introduction from Sir Joshua Reynolds, a colleague of his father. The following year he returned to London and in 1791 married his pupil Olivia Wilmot (1772-1835). On his father&#146;s death in 1793 he succeeded him in his appointment as Marine Painter to King George III and to H.R.H. The Duke of Clarence (later William IV). In 1800 he became Marine Draughtsman of the Admiralty. This position required him to create drawings of the British, French, Spanish and Mediterranean coastlines in order to establish enemy installations and to make aids to navigation. Some of these drawings were published in The Little Sea Torch, or True Guide for Coasting Pilots (1801). Serres&#146;s marriage to Olivia Wilmot proved to be his downfall. She committed numerous frauds during their marriage the worst of which was forging bank drafts during her husband&#146;s absence on Admiralty business. As a result, Serres was declared bankcrupt. Although the couple separated in 1802, her continued activities affected the painter&#146;s professional standing. In 1817, Olivia claimed that she was the daughter of George III&#146;s brother the Duke of Cumberland, resulting in the loss of George III&#146;s patronage of Serres. In 1825, J.T. Serres was imprisoned for debt but released on grounds of ill-health in December of the same year. He died shortly afterwards. His work is represented in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, the Royal Collection and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Genius of Oblivion; and Other Original Poems

      Jacob B. Moore Concord 1823 - First Edition. Octavo, original full leather, gilt spine bands and gilt lettering to spine stamp. AuthorÕs first published book, best known today for her timeless childrenÕs poem ÒMary Had a Little Lamb.Ó Hale also became one of the first American women novelists and one of the first of either gender to write a book about slavery. Nearly Very Good, with modest foxing to pages, circular stain not obstructing readability to first few and last few leaves, leather with expected wear especially to edges and spine gutters, some pencil scribbles to front inside cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus

      London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823. Second edition; two volumes. Publisher?s paper-covered boards with paper spine labels; spines and labels chipped; minor stains; short tear at the margin of the title page of volume one; owner?s signature crossed through on the half-title of the first volume; owner?s signature on the half-title of volume two. As rare as the first edition, it is the first to print the author?s name. Another eight years was to pass before a third edition was published.

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        Plate 55 - Dry's Earl of Uxbridge (Carnation)

      - Edwin Dalton Smith (1823-1846) Illustration for Robert Sweet's The Florist Guide (London, 1827-32) Original watercolor Paper size: 9 1/2" x 8" Framed size: 17 1/4" x 16" Framed in museum quality gold leaf frames with archival materials including UV Plexiglass Excellent condition &#147;These little miniatures, rich and jewelled in colour, are executed with great finesse; the plates in the printed work, pleasant though they are, give no idea of the quality of the originals.&#148; &#150; Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration (London, 1950), p. 212. Smith executed these beautifully detailed watercolors to serve as originals for the engravings included in Robert Sweet&#146;s The Florist&#146;s Guide, a lavishly illustrated and important contribution to the array of splendid color-plate books devoted to the subject of botany in 19th-century England. As long ago as 1950, Wilfrid Blunt, the outstanding authority on British botanical painting, recognized the quality of these watercolors, singling them out for outstanding praise in the above quotation. Smith, for many years attached to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, was one of the finest botanical artists of the time. Accomplished in both botanical and portrait painting, Smith specialized in miniatures, a fact that accounts for the intricate detail of these watercolors. He was taught by his father, Anker Smith (1759-1819), who was himself a noted engraver and miniaturist. Smith lived in Chelsea (London), exhibiting much of his work from 1816-47. He exhibited at least 66 works at the Royal Academy and an additional 13 at the Suffolk Street Galleries. Smith&#146;s skill in small-scale work is clearly evidenced by the exquisite detail of these superb watercolors. Flamboyant tulips appear to rise off the page, their petals unfolding and spilling into the viewer&#146;s space. Marigolds, carnations, auriculas, and dahlias are all endowed with a distinct visual character, some with delicate veins traced along their translucent petals, others fully opaque and vivid. Robert Sweet, Smith&#146;s collaborator, was an enterprising horticulturist. He was born at Cockington in Devon but soon moved to the London area, becoming a nurseryman successively at Stockwell (1810-1815), Fulham (1815-1819) and Chelsea (1819-182). As a horticulturist rather than a scientific botanist or botanical artist, he devoted himself to new species with an eye to their suitability for growing in British gardens and hot-houses; he was more interested in the cultivation than the classification of exotic plants. Most of the plants that he included in his publications were provided by nurserymen colleagues.

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